NPPC calls for stay of federal court line speed ruling
The National Pork Producers Council is asking USDA to seek a longer stay in a ruling that will reduce processing line speeds.
A federal court struck down USDA’s New Swine Inspection Service rule that allows for faster line speeds. The judge gave processors three months to prepare and for USDA to appeal, but that window closes in just one week.
NPPC President, Jen Sorenson wrote, “Time is running out for the U.S. pork industry. We ask the administration to seek a longer stay or waivers to preserve U.S. pork industry competition -- which is always good for workers and consumers... and prevent harm to small hog farmers, while we work constructively with all stakeholders toward a longer-term solution.”